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The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have produced a set of frequently asked questions in relation to the changes to neighbourhood planning in response to Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Neighbourhood planning is a key part of the Localism Act 2011, through this the government has enabled local communities to have a direct say in the future of development of the local area.
Neighbourhood planning is a way to help communities play a greater role in shaping the future of the places where they live and work.
Neighbourhood planning tools:
A Neighbourhood Plan is a document which sets out the vision and planning policies for the use and development of land in the neighbourhood area. It can shape, direct and help to deliver sustainable development to be more appropriate to local context and it should focus on guiding development rather than preventing it.
Key principles of a Neighbourhood Plan:
A Neighbourhood Plan must meet certain specified 'basic conditions', these will be tested through the independent examination of the Neighbourhood Plan.
The basic conditions are:
Once a neighbourhood plan has been 'made' and adopted by the local planning authority it will become part of the local development framework and used in the decision-making process of planning applications within the area.
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